RunninFree Posted August 18, 2018 Share Posted August 18, 2018 My son is starting middle school (in Texas), and I would like to buy him a new bat. He will be going to a new charter school. They do not have a baseball coaching staff fully in place, so I asked the Athletic Director what type (certification) should I get him. He told me BBCOR -8. I have never heard of a BBCOR with -8, only -3. I emailed Texas UIL Baseball and they told me that for regulations I needed to email NFHS. I emailed NFHS and they told me they only write regulations for High School, not middle school/jr high. So, I'm asking parents of Texas Middle School baseball players, "What bat certification does your child hit with?" USA, USSSA, BBCOR .50 -3? ...BBCOR -8!?! If you do not have have a child currently playing middle school baseball, do not answer this question (unless you are a coach). (Note: -3 drop is a heavy ratio. I guess if it is BBCOR -3 middle schoolers have to do a lot of upper body strengthening. Also, the minimum 31" is a little long for some 11 year olds. Just my observations.) Thank you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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